The University of Northern Colorado will return to in-person learning this year. With this return to some normalcy, students are now able to live the college experience they pictured, including meeting new people and experiencing new things.
Although things are returning, there are currently two classes of students that have not been able to live the college experience. Because of COVID-19, both second and first years will be experiencing everything that UNC has to offer.
This can be a scary task. Since some students haven’t learned in-person in a college setting before, some students are feeling anxious about the transition to in-person learning and how to meet people. Luckily, UNC offers many events for students to make connections with others.
To start off the week, the Gender & Sexuality Resource Center will host a Self-Care and Nintendo Switch night from 3 p.m. to 7p.m. on Monday, August 23 at their building at 2215 10th Ave. The building is located across the street from the Campus Commons along 10th avenue.
On Tuesday, August 24, the Marcus Garvey Cultural Center will host an Uno tournament from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in their building located at 928 20th St., across the street from Wiebking Hall.
The Gender & Sexuality Resource Center will be hosting a Queer Dungeons & Dragons night from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, August 25 in their building. Afterwards, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., they will be hosting the Spectrum Interest and Tie-Dye Extravaganza where students can tie-dye and learn about Spectrum, a LGBTQ+ student-led organization.
On Thursday, August 26, there will be a scavenger hunt, board games, crafts, cookie decorating, food, and prizes at Harrison Hall, South Hall, and Wiebking Hall from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Community Engagement Center Crawl.
Also on Thursday, the Gender & Sexuality Resource Center will be hosting a backyard movie, where they will be screening “The Prom” at their building from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
To wrap up the week, on Friday, August 27, there will be a water balloon battle on Turner Green from 6 pm to 8 pm.
Also that night, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., students are welcomed to attend the Greeley Friday Fest, a block party with live music located in downtown Greeley at 9th Street Plaza. Wood Belly, a bluegrass band and a Telluride Bluegrass Festival winner, will be performing.
While it may seem scary to head to events alone, attending events that seem interesting is the best way to meet people who have similar interests. All year long, different groups around campus will meet and host events. A list of registered student organizations can be found here.